Taw Caw Health Fair on Saturday

Posted by | October 10, 2014 9:14 am

taw-cawtaw-cawThe Taw Caw Community Outreach Center will hold its annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at its facility on Granby Road in Summerton. This fair will include complimentary healthy breakfast and lunch, blood pressure screenings, body mass index, blood sugar screenings, prostate education, foot exams, dental exams, cooking and exercise demonstrations, giveaways, handouts and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (803) 488-8000.



Walk in memory of Ruth “Cukye” Coard

Posted by | October 9, 2014 7:47 pm

community-news-SHORTERcommunity-news-SHORTERThe 2nd annual Ruth “Cukye” Coard Memorial Walk will be held Oct. 25, with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11:30 a.m. at Scott’s Branch High School’s Spann Stadium. A releasing of balloons will be held 11:15 a.m. that day. You don’t want to miss this wonderful community event as we remember Cukye, who died in 2012 in an unfortunate wreck in Sumter. T-Shirts are $10, and donations are welcome. All proceeds go to the Ruth “Cukye” Coard Scholarship Award.

County breaks ground on Spec Building No. 7

Posted by | October 9, 2014 3:53 pm

GROUNDBREAKING-SPEC-BUILDINGGROUNDBREAKING-SPEC-BUILDINGClarendon County started working Monday on its seventh speculative building, holding a groundbreaking ceremony at the back of the Industrial Park on Ram Bay Road for the 50,000-square-foot building that will ultimately cost about $3.45 million to build. Development Board Executive Director John Truluck said $850,000 will come from a loan from state-owned utility Santee Cooper, while about $1.1 million of the county’s existing spec building fund will be used. Participating in Monday’s ceremony were Dent Adams Jr. of FTC, tan Williamson of Santee Electric; Jennifer Decesare of the state Department of Commerce; Hal Turner of Thompson Turner Construction; Mike… Read the rest

Lemons work side-by-side for five decades

Posted by | October 9, 2014 3:37 pm

Wilbert Lemon works on a TV at his shop on Huggins Street in Manning.Wilbert Lemon works on a TV at his shop on Huggins Street in Manning.Wilbert Lemon works on a TV at his shop on Huggins Street in Manning. Husbands and wives frequently work side-by-side in their day jobs. Many own businesses together. But few are quite like Wilbert and Ethel Lemon. The couple has operated their separate businesses side-by-side for a little more than 50 years. Wilbert is the owner of Lemon’s TV Repair and Ethel is the owner of Ethel’s Beauty-a-rama. “We opened in 1964, somewhere around April,” Wilbert said. “I went to an area trade school in Denmark, and my wife studied (cosmetology). We came back home and set up our businesses… Read the rest


Manning, Summerton Pigs unaffected by Charleston company’s decision

Posted by | October 9, 2014 3:08 pm

piggly-wiggly-2piggly-wiggly-2A Charleston-based company’e decision to sell its chain of Piggly Wiggly stores and exit the grocery industry will not affect the Manning and Summerton stores. “Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. has sold off all its stores to individual operators or is in the process of doing so,” said Ricky McLeod, whose family has owned the Manning store since 1972 and the Summerton one since last year. “What this means is that every Piggly Wiggly in South Carolina will be individual-operator owned. But our stores have been owned individually like this for years, so the Manning and Summerton stores will remain open.”… Read the rest

Donate to Soles4Souls

Posted by | October 9, 2014 2:12 pm

soles4souls-philippinessoles4souls-philippinesPaxville native Tiffany Johnson is partnering with friends in her home community to get donations of shoes during October for Soles4Souls. We posted this piece for her Sept. 22. Collection will run through Oct. 31, and the goal is 30,000 pairs. They take all kinds of shoes, including high heels, sandals, boots and athletic shoes. New and used. Shoes can be dropped off in Clarendon County at Manning Early Childhood Center on Raccoon Road. To donate money, visit soles4souls.org/donate.

Pinewood woman charged with shoplifting styling products, clothes

Posted by | October 9, 2014 12:05 pm

crimecrimeA 19-year-old Pinewood woman was charged 11:34 a.m. Sunday with shoplifting at a store in the 2000 block of Paxville Highway in Manning after a store employee told the Manning Police Department the woman took several items valued at $80 and placed them in her purse. Police allege the woman took a George purse valued at $18.84; a jar of Amrpo styling gel valued at $4.18; and a sweatshirt valued at $21.97. She then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. Video surveillance later showed the woman placing the following items in her purse: Envy human hair… Read the rest

Marie Sweat

Posted by | October 9, 2014 11:41 am

Marie SweatMarie SweatMarie Sweat COLUMBIA – Marie Sweat, 50, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at her home,1315 Bentley Court in Columbia. Born May 26, 1964, in Manning, she was a daughter of Jeanette Scott Sweat and the late Ike Sweat. She was a 1985 graduate of Manning High School. She was a member of the Monarch Marching Band and part-time bus driver. She also attended Columbia Junior College. She was a member of Columbia Church of Christ in Columbia. Survivors besides her mother include four brothers, James (Geneva), Larry, Johnnie and Ronnie Sweat, all of Manning; and seven sisters, Lillie A. Sweat,… Read the rest

Derrick Fort receives Accredited Asset Management Specialist® designation

Posted by | October 9, 2014 11:28 am

Derrick FortDerrick FortDerrick Fort Edward Jones financial advisor Derrick Fort has achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist. He successfully completed the AAMS Professional Education Program from the Denver, Colo.-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program, pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation. This advanced training offers investment professionals the hands-on information needed to provide comprehensive financial services. Study topics include understanding the asset management process to understanding asset allocation and strategies. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United… Read the rest


Antioch Missionary Men and Women Conference

Posted by | October 9, 2014 10:00 am

CHURCH-NEWS-DARK-BLUE-FEATUREDCHURCH-NEWS-DARK-BLUE-FEATUREDAntioch Missionary Baptist Church in Jordan will hold a Men and Women Conference 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-24, with women meeting the first night, men the second and both groups the third. The evangelist for the week is Apostle Cynthia Powell of Wilmington, N.C. The Rev. Sam Livingston Sr. is the host pastor. For more information, call (803) 478-4557.  



Martha O’Letha Gamble

Posted by | October 8, 2014 5:27 pm

martha gamblemartha gambleMartha O’Letha Gamble, 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Jan. 5, 1943, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Gamble Sr. and Martha Dupree Gamble. She attended Clarendon County public schools, graduating from Manning Training School. At an early age, she joined Wilson Grove Baptist Church. After moving to New York, she became a member of Greater New Beginnings. She served faithfully in the churches she attended upon her return to South Carolina. She worked as a claims adjuster for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield of New York, until… Read the rest

Laquanda Cooper

Posted by | October 8, 2014 5:20 pm

OBITS-BACKGROUND-5-smallerOBITS-BACKGROUND-5-smallerNEW ZION – Laquanda Cooper, 39, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born March 19, 1975, in Manning, Quanda was a daughter of Annabelle Cooper Brown and William Albert Cooper, and the stepdaughter of Mack Brown and Annie Ruth Cooper. The family will receive friends at the home of her mother and stepfather, Annabelle and Mack Brown, 1499 527 Subdivision Road in New Zion. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.      

Ernest Miller

Posted by | October 8, 2014 5:18 pm

Ernest MillerErnest MillerErnest Miller SUMTER – Ernest Miller, 52, companion of Jane Moore, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla., as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck. Born April 5, 1962, in Manning, “Lone Wolf” was a son of the late Legvan and Bertha Walker Miller. The family will receive friends at the home, 1960 Forest Drive in Sumter, and at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Lawrence Hilton, 1093 Moorer St. in Manning. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Darren Andrews

Posted by | October 8, 2014 5:13 pm

Darren AndrewsDarren AndrewsDarren Andrews Darren Andrews, husband of Catherine Jones Andrews, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Queens Hospital Center in New York, N.Y. Born Thursday, March 20, 1965, in New York, he was a son of John Andrews and the late Tisha Mae Britton Andrews. He attended the public schools of Queens, N.Y., and was employed as a construction worker. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Andrews Jr. Survivors besides his wife of the home include a daughter, Shadora Jade Andrews of Jamaica, N.Y.; a son, Amir York Simpkins of Jamaica; three sisters, Eloise Conyers of Sumter and… Read the rest

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